Toyota Cheetahs to play in Nelspruit

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The Toyota Cheetahs will be travelling to Nelspruit to take on the Phakisa Pumas in their third In Carling Currie Cup game on Friday, 18 December.

The action kicks off at 19:00 with a live broadcast on SuperSport. Due to Covid-19 regulations, supporters will not be able to attend the match.

Coach Hawies Fourie announced his team with various changes from last week:

• Marnus van der Merwe will be the starting hooker with Louis van der Westhuizen providing cover on the bench.
• The locks are Carl Wegner and Reniel Hugo. Oupa Mohoje is on reserve.
• Ruben de Haas will be the starting scrumhalf with Tian Meyer providing cover.
• Frans Steyn moves to flyhalf
• The wings are William Small-Smith and Duncan Saal, with Saal making his Currie Cup debut for the Toyota Cheetahs
• Howard Mnisi and Dries Swanepoel are the two centers
• Rhyno Smith and Chris Massyn are new to the bench.


Toyota Cheetahs
Friday, 18 December 19:00

  1. Clayton Blommetjies
  2. Duncan Saal
  3. Dries Swanepoel
  4. Howard Mnisi
  5. William Small-Smith
  6. Frans Steyn
  7. Ruben de Haas
  8. Jeandré Rudolph
  9. Aidon Davis
  10. Andisa Ntsila
  11. Reniel Hugo
  12. Carl Wegner (C)
  13. Khutha Mchunu
  14. Marnus van der Merwe
  15. Boan Venter
  16. Louis van der Westhuizen
  17. Cameron Dawson
  18. Erich de Jager
  19. Oupa Mohoje
  20. Chris Massyn
  21. Tian Meyer
  22. Reinhardt Fortuin
  23. Rhyno Smith


Rasta Rasivhenge will be the referee for the match. He will be assisted by Aimee Barrett-Theron and Morne Ferreira. The TMO is Pro Legoete.


Players not available: The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Wilmar Arnoldi (cheek bone), Aranos Coetzee (ankle), Ruan Pienaar (knee), Craig Barry (knee), Charles Marais (neck), Junior Pokomela (wrist), Hencus van Wyk (hamstring) and Rosko Specman (hamstring).

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